On the 18th World Day Against Death Penalty (October 10th), Greater Caribbean For Life hosted a Virtual Panel discussion on the Death Penalty under the theme, “Access to Counsel: A Matter of Life and Death”.
Words of solidarity were extended by Mr Luis Maia, Head of the European Union Delegation to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean who fund the project that GCL is currently involved in to promote the abolition of the Death Penalty in the region.
Panellists included Mr Kevin Rivera-Medina the President of the World Coalition Against Death Penalty, Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon of Trinidad and Tobago, Mr Gregory Delzin Attorney – at – Law and Chair of the Trinidad and Tobago Sentencing Commission, Dr David Dorsett Attorney – at – Law and Antiguan and Barbudan anti-Death Penalty Activist and Mr Juan Melendez Colon an Exoneree who works with the Witness to Innocence project in the United States.
Each of the speakers gave powerful perspectives and re-affirmed their support to see the Death Penalty abolished throughout the Greater Caribbean Region. You can hear the powerful perspectives from the panel below: